Princess Philena of the Bram Clan lives in the heart of Renshaw Forest. As a raven shifter, she takes pride in the fact her Clan is one of the fastest, strongest and most feared in Osmussaar. Betrothed to Cain, a warrior raven, she is at odds with him over a female’s place within the Bram. Struggling with knowing she will be bound to a Life Mate where only lust is the driving emotion, not love, she questions her father’s choice for her. Philena is assigned the task to escort a new group of female ravens to attend the Summit of Warriors. Apprehensive at first, she’s not left Renshaw since her sister’s demise, nor has she walked among mortals in human form. The journey excites, but terrifies.
Sir Aedan, a Mortal Warrior, drifts from one land to the next fighting battles and drowning his sadness with mead and women. There’s no place in a warrior’s heart for love. He journeys to Sigrun Castle and vows loyalty to Lord Von. Though Lord Von is a noble leader, Aedan feels he may have stumbled into a foreign realm filled with madmen insisting that having a Raven Warrior on their shoulder is the highest honor from the god Odin. Then, there is the beautiful, tall, blonde maiden bumps into him and rejects his advances. Treading this new kingdom confuses, but excites him.
Can a strong-willed raven fulfill her destiny to protect her mortal warrior without revealing her true identity and not fall prey to a forbidden love of her man?
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“Loud were they, lo when they rode over the barrow. Bold were they, when they rode over the land. When the mighty women made ready their strength and they set for their screaming spears.” B.A. Knights writes an empowering book about the Valkyrie - an old Norse goddess in Scandinavian culture. Philena, daughter of the God Odin, is a raven warrior who becomes melded with Sir Aeaden but feels she has a duty to her clan where her heart is, and where Cain is. Since Odin has melded her to Aeaden a mortal warrior, she risks losing the only man she’s familiar with and being exiled for what I feel is following her heart. The costs is pretty big if Aeaden cannot accept her shapeshifting and love her for who she truly is. Her ability to write a gothic style format with a romantic flare of Scandinavian mythology takes you on an incredible journey into the tales that our ancestors once told.
Forest is betrothed to Cain, A Raven Warrior. The Ravens of the Bran Clan are shifters that shift into human form. In her human form she meets Sir Aedan, A Mortal Warrior. The Raven Warriors are melded to Mortal Warriors who are picked by Odin. The purpose of the Raven Warriors is to help and protect their Mortal Warrior that they are melded to. Odin melds Philena to Aedan. During their journey she appears to him in her human form, even though it is forbidden. During their journey Philena must make a decision to honor her clan and be bounded to Cain, who is showing he has an ulterior motive for being matted with her or Aedan, which would cause her to be exhiled or worse from her clan. Aedan must decide if he can accept Philena as a shifter and believe in love.